Following a serious bus accident in which 13 people were hospitalised in Poland, The Dillinger Escape Plan have cancelled the remainder of their European tour. It was initially reported that the group had cancelled their concert in Krakow, but would continue on to their next leg in Leipzig, Germany. this week. However, the damage appears to be worse than they first anticipated. Taking to Facebook, the band explained the cancellation in a harrowing message, before promising to reschedule as many dates as possible.
“We were in the middle of playing some of our favorite shows we’ve ever played, and having a better time on and off stage than we have in a long time.
“We were ripped out of sleep at 8:25AM to what still feels like a lucid nightmare. The cacophony of metal bending and things breaking and people screaming and what felt like being hit by a missile. Without going into detail, not everyone is out of the hospital yet, some of us are hurt worse than others.”
The band were on tour in support of their 2016 album Dissociation, their final ever album as a group, having announced that they would be parting ways after this album and tour. Currently their Facebook page lists their next live show as being in Jacksonville, Florida on April 30.
Some of the band’s touring equipment was also damaged in the accident – a GoFundMe page has also been set up to help cover the costs.
Needless to say, we hope that the victims and their families are receiving the care and support they need, and we wish them all the best. We also hope that they find time to visit Australia for one last time before they hang up their gear for the last time.